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Activate is a digital leadership training conference. We bring together the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, labour unions, creative agencies, and causes for four days of hard-skills training in digital leadership, strategy and tactics.

Gain bold clarity on how to intelligently activate your organization from the inside, and crack the code to engaging your target audience to win campaigns, raise money, and hit your goals.

Why Activate?

There are enough conferences to talk about the problems we need to solve, but there aren’t a lot of places to get in a room and learn how to use the tools to win.

Activate is all about practical training. Selecting the right combination of tools, designing and executing a strategy to win.

Who is Activate for?

Activate is for progressive digital practitioners. You might be a digital director at an advocacy organization, a content writer at a political party, an organizer at a labour union, or a senior leader who tries to bring all these pieces together. You might work with clients to deliver great digital campaigns, or build new technology.

Activate participants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with varying amounts of digital experience. But we share a commitment to building digital capacity among progressives in Canada, sharing our learnings with each other, and lifting each other up.

Full conference website, program and speaker information coming soon!

Program cost: $695. Early bird discount of 10% available until January 15.

Accommodation and food packages are available for an additional cost.

** Scholarships available. Please indicate if you’d like to be considered for a scholarship in the application form.

Hollyhock is working to make sure our conferences and events are accessible and valuable to diverse communities. We welcome and encourage applicants who will bring diversity to Activate, including but not limited to diversity of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation and class.

We know that important, exciting and innovative digital work is happening on the margins. At Activate, we will hold up, support, and provide a platform for / share this work.

Activate: digital leadership

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